Low Calorie Muddy Buddies!
Okay, I don’t know about you, but I LOVED muddy buddies while growing up. Of course I didn’t get to have it that often as you know it was messy and at the time I didn’t really want to make it myself and so on and so forth. But this week I’ve been hankering for something sweet. I honestly don’t know what it was or why I’ve been having a strong craving lately for something that would especially hit my love for chocolate and peanut butter. Great combination right? Well I think so. I set off to the store last night about ten or so, with my husband and son in store since he hasn’t been wanting to sleep till later in the night and I picked up a few items that I thought might taste pretty good together. With my husband and I both being diabetics, and well where I’m trying my best to lose some weight I wanted to come up with something that wouldn’t be packed full of that lovely powdered sugar, and chocolate chips. As good as that may seem anyway!
Well, this morning, I threw together those ingredients and came out with something that tastes SO SO SOOO close to the muddy buddies that I remember eating when I was a kid. And trust me when I say I was excited when it came out this good, and my husband even liked it! Which is a plus in my book.
7 cups of life cereal (of course you can use any square type cereal or even mix them)
¼ cup of light butter
½ cup of reduced fat peanut butter
1 tablespoon of coco powder
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
1 large packet of sugar free vanilla or chocolate pudding mix (you could even try one small pack of each if you want that extra chocolate flavor!)
- First off, put the seven cups of your chosen cereal into a bowl that you’re able to have plenty of room to mix in without having to worry about making a mess.
- Place the butter, peanut butter, and the coco all into a microwave safe bowl for about 30 to 45 seconds. If you’re not able to stir it to where everything is smooth, place the bowl back into the microwave and heat it up for another 10 seconds and you should be able to mix everything up until it smoothly mixes together. Then add in the vanilla and mix again.
- Pour the mixture on to the cereal and stir it all together making sure to get every piece coated. I like to use a soft silicon spoon or a flat spatula to mix it all up. I personally think it makes it easier.
- In a gallon bag dump in the sugar free pudding, and add the cereal. Close it up and shake it up till it looks like all the cereal has been covered with the powder, then place it into a bowl and it’s ready to eat! If you wish to have it cooled down more, it should be room temperature by now, place it in the fridge for a few minutes then enjoy.